Thursday 11 May 2006

Baked Durian Cake

Durian is a fruit: a big, green thorny fruit. In fact, it is considered "King of the Fruit" throughout the region. Durian is a fruit which is well liked in Southeast Asian countries, but westerners usually do not want to try it because it has a pungent smell that is difficult to describe.

This is my 2nd attempt using durian as one of the main ingredients for making cake. The previous one that I had made is the Green Bean With Durian Dessert which is a favourite dessert like my most of my relatives and friends. Today what we are baking is the Malay Style Bake Durian Cake.

150g Butter
150g(2/3 Cup) Caster Sugar
3 Medium Eggs
150g - 200g Of Fresh Durian Flesh, about 5-6 med seeds
1 Tablespoon Fresh Milk
150g(1 1/4 Cup) Self-Raising Flour, sifted

1. Line the base of an 7" Round or Square cake tin with greaseproof paper and brush the sides lightly with softened butter.
2. Alternatively, you can used those ready-to-bake Paper/Aluminum rectangular cake tin.
3. Scrap the flesh of the durian into a bowl and set aside for later use.
4. Preheat the oven to 170 degree.
5. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy(beating with an electric mixer, or by hand with a wooden spoon).
6. Add in 1 egg at a time, beating well in between additions.
7. Beat in durian then use a rubber spatula dn fold in half the sifted flour, being careful not to over-stir or beat the mixture.
8. Fold in the milk and then the remaining flour.
9. Pour the batter out into the prepared tin, hollowing it out slightly in middle to prevent it rising to a dome in the centre.
10. Bake cake in the preheated oven for 40 - 45 minutes or until well risen and golden brown in colour.
11. To test if the cake is done, insert an skewer in the centre of the cake and it should come out clean, without sticky batter adhering to it.
12. When cooked, remove cake from the oven, allow it to sit in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool on a wire tray.

Notes: For this durian cake, you can used those durian that is quite ripe. Posted by Picasa


  1. "Pre-heated oven" - how many degrees Centigrade? thanks

  2. Hi.. you need to preheat the oven to 170 degree. HTH.


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